Friday, March 27, 2009

Angkasawan candidates’ help sought

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is calling all short-listed candidates of the Astronaut Programme to help in its space programmes.

Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry secretary-general Datuk Abdul Hanan Alang Endut said the participation of the short-listed candidates before the final selection was done would help create greater awareness among schoolchildren and rural folk.

Currently, only Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Capt Dr Faiz Khaleed are involved in promotional and awareness programmes.

“The ministry will arrange for the other finalists to help in other similar activities,’’ Abdul Hanan said after representing Minister Da­­tuk Dr Maximus Ongkili in opening the Inter­national Science, Technology and Innovation Centre (Istic) office yesterday.

From TheStar Online

Friday 27th March 2009

Vanajah back for 6 months

VJ and Dr. Sheikh

Vanajah Siva, Malaysia's top female finalist of the Angkasawan Programme is back in Kuala Lumpur for 6 months for her final thesis to complete her Master in Quality and Operations Management. She is currently attached with MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd. We caught up with her recently at Rebung, Bangsar and we all had a great time.

VJ back then

We wish you all the best VJ...You are an inspiration to all!!!

Please support the Earth Hour this Saturday 28th March 2009
by switching off all lights for one hour from 830pm...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Taklimat Integriti di USIM

Gambar bersama pelajar-pelajar USIM

Pada 25hb Februari 2009, saya telah memberi taklimat bertajuk Integriti dan Program Angkasawan Negara untuk para pelajar Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia dari Kolej Kediaman Sutera Indah. Taklimat itu adalah sempena "Minggu Integriti 2009". Walaupun malam itu hujan dan taklimat diadakan diluar, ramai pelajar sanggup hadir untuk menyokong program mereka. Kami berinteraksi dengan baik pada malam itu. Apa yang penting ialah perkataan "Integriti" menjadi sebutan pada malam itu dengan harapan ia akan terpahat didalam hati dan tingkah laku para pelajar di sana. Saya berharap agar pelajar-pelajar USIM akan berjaya didalam pelajaran dan kerjaya masing-masing di masa hadapan.

Semoga semua akan berjaya...sekian terima kasih.

Mohammed Faiz

Talk on Integrity at USIM

A group photo with the students

On the 25th of February 2009, I gave a talk on Integrity and the Angkasawan Programme to Sutera Indah college residents of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. The talk was in conjunction with their "Integrity Week 2009". Though it rained that night and the event was held outdoors, the students came out in full force to support their programme. We interacted well and all of us had fun that night. What was most important is "Integrity" became the catch phrase that night and hopefully will be ingrained in the hearts and behaviour of all the students. I wish all of you the very best in your studies and future endeavour. Thank for having me and hope to see you all again.

Mohammed Faiz